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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 31, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THI LITH8R1DG! HESAID Tutittoy, Mcm'n SI, 1970 Cambodia Troops Try To Block Viet Guerrillas By Heaters Almost Cambodian trcops attempted tcday to block an inland advance of Viet Cong guerrillas, while at the United Nations, Secretary-General U Tlunt promised to look into Cambodia's eppezl that he try to obtain the withdrawal of Communist troops from the Soiifeast Asian nation. About half of Cambodia's So.OOO-man army was reported bv sources to be deployed hi the toutheastem region to b'ock the advance of Viet Ccng units. The sources said the Viet Cong had broken up into small groups ar.d were avoiding main reads, seeding political cadres ahead to foment demonstrations supporting former head of state Prince Norodom Sihanouk, de- posed March 18. In Saigon, South Vietnamese Gen. Do Cao Tri said today reinforcements fed been sent to areas bordering Cambodia, and the frontier situation is being closely studied. Tri said "we don't know how things are going (a go in Cam- U.S. Officer Jailed, Fined On Manslaughter Charge From AP-Henlers BINH, Vietnam (CP) A military court today agreed on a sentence of six months In jail and a fine for a young U.S. Army lieuten- ant the court two days ago un- wittingly put in line for a life sentence for the murder of a Vi- etnamese prisoner-of-war. The eight-man court Monday revoked its premeditated mur- der conviction against Lieut. James B. Duffy, 23, of Clare- mont, guilty Calif., and instead of found him involuntary Seaway Opening Delayed By Ice OTTAWA y any of them. 'The" jurors deliberated for 4V lours after which they said the wished to hand down a sus sentence. But this wa rejected by the trial judge, Co Peter Wondolowski, of Spring field, who said they wer not able to order a sen ence. After a further two hours, th jury agreed to a sentence of si months' imprisonment and fine of a month for si months. Duffy was charged with tr killing of Vo Dan Man in ass elation with Sgt, John R. La 2.1, of Baton Rouge, La during a military operation nea Saigon Sept. 5. The prosecution said Dufl gave orders to have Vo V Man killed and Lanasa took th prisoner to a woodline nea Phuoc Tan Hung village, miles southwest of Saigon an shot him in the head. Lansas is expected to brought to trial at a later date idia" and warred local com- ar.ders that tho situation in ambodia could affect tlieni. HOMISES ACTION Thaut promised to look into ambodia's appeal that he use s irJlucnce to obtain the wilh- awal of Ccnuriimist troops rom the nation. The pledge came after a 20- mute meeting Monday be- veen Than! and the Cambodian large d'affaires. Diplomatic observers at the riled Nations were skeptical n what kind of practical action Thant could take in response to Cambodian appeal. 'Che organiratioa has been un- ble to play any rrie in bringing eace to Southeast Asia, and 'orth Vietnam is not a member Df the UN. A manifesto Issued by a com- mittee of intellectuals calling or abolition of tlie Cambodian monarchy and the proclamation if the republic was broadcast cday by Radio Phnom Penh in he Cambodian capital. Tiie proclamation, broadcast i a Frcoch-langauge bulletin monitored in Saigon, also bit- erly attacked Sihanouk, f.ccus- ng him of high treason, perfidy and hypocrisy. The manifesto said the com- mittee included university pro- cssois, teachers, students, doc o r s, engineers, pharmacists and intellectuals from other pro- essions. Herald Garden Columnist Dead Hamia Woman Dies In Crash HOBBEMA (C) Mnrle Aileen Taylor, 54. of Hanna was killed in a two-car colli sion on Highway 2A, 50 miles south of Edmonton. RCMP said she was a pas senger in one of the vehicles. Sets Up Course EDMONTON (CP) -The A berta department of health ha established a course to train oc cupational therapy personne since, there is a shortage qualified persons in the fieli The course is designed for thos who have no formal or extei sive training, but who are em ployed in this field. CALLING All V1MY VETS THE VIMY BANQUET SPONSORED BY IKE GENERAl STEWART BRANCH OF THE ROYAl CANADIAN LESION, will bs held in tha LEGION MEMORIAL HALL ON THURSDAY, APRIL 9th Refreshments at p.m. ENTERTAINMENT TO FOUOW Banquet of 7 p.m. phone ths legion Offke, 7-6644 If you plan to attend this function. A GOOD ATTENDANCE 15 REQUESTED. DEATH WINS RACE TO SAVE CAVE-IN VICTIM Members of a fire department rescue team battle to extricate Pekka Limmi, about 25, from a construction site cave-in In Los Angeles. Limmi was burled for six m'nutes and trapped for another 40 before he was freed. He was still olive when rescued, but died en route to on emergency hos- pital Saskatclwwan NDP Leader Lloyd AnnouncesResignation By DAVID MAY Ot The Algerian CALGARY The mia they called the gardener's friend is dead. Charles Young, of 3620 Cen- Iro li N.W., vho.for 11 years advised gardeners throughout Alberta on when, bow and where to grow healthy vege- tables and beautiful flowers died at his home late Saturday night. Mr. Young's column, the Cal- gary Gardener, written by him and his wile Isabelle, had been a regular feature in the Alber Ian lot 11 years. It had been published In the Lett bridge Herald for six years. Ironically, Mr. Young died Just two weeks before he saw one cf his greatest achieve- ments come to life the pub- lication of a book, co-authoret with his wife, called better ways to successful gardening Ihc book was the work cf a life- time of work ar.d knowledge. 1 is to lie published by the Al berlan. He is survived by his vife IsalKlle Ii. Young, and two children, Diane Margaret Wag ner, 23, ar.d George ftederick Leorard Young, 23. Charles and Isabella Y o u n i formed a man-and-wife wrilin (cam that has won recognition on two continents, but is bes known for horticultural achieve- ments in western Canada. Mr and Mrs. Young have both lieen elected fellows of the Hoya Horticultural Society of Grea Britain, are active He mera- licrs of the Calgary Garde Club, Rose Society, Horticu ural Scciely, nnd Alberta HOT- cultural Society. They are the only two non- rofessionals who have taught the horticultural judging ourse held at the OMs Agri- ultural and Vocational College uring horticultural week in ugust each year. Funeral service lj to ba eld at Uie Chapel cf the Bells, 2720 Centre St., N., Wednesday t 2 p.m. Rev. Patterson vill tCciate. REGINA (CP) Wocdrmv ,loyd, a premier for tlree arid Opposition leader for he last six, told the legislature Jonday be will step down this vear as Saskatchewan New Jemocratic Party leader. Tlie 56-year-old former school :eaclier, first elected to the leg- islature when T, C. Douglas msdo the definite decision that Standing in the S9-sest tegisla- Stranded Explorer Rescued TRENTON, Ont. (CD Three 'men whose helicopter was forced down Friday on a scientific expedition In tho James Bay area were picked up Monday and flown to Fort George, Que., about 400 miles north of Timmins, Oni. A Canadian Forces spokes, man said the rhee showed no ill effects from their experience, and are expected to resume their survey of the polar bear population in the James Bay re- gion as soon as their helicopter Is picked up and matte airwor- thy. Tho tlirec men are Arctic ex- plorer Tlwinas Henry Manning, 59, of Mcrrickville, Ont., scien- lyars Sills of Green- land and helicopter pilot Eugem Vinet, 35, of Arnprior, Ont. 'onr.ed a Co-operative Common- wealth government in 1W4, said he won't seek re-el- ection to the assembly. Tiie chamber was hushed as llr. Lloyd made the brief an- nouncement that will turn a July NDP annual conven- tion in Itegina Into a widc-epcn leadership contest. Leader for the last rjne years of Use party that gave Saskat- chewan tie first government- run compulsory prepaid medi- cal care insurance plan in North America, Mr. Lloyd said his personal plans are vague. UKSliflE OF PLANS "f have ro intention of vege- tating, although I am not sure for what my past experience best suits me." Tlis interests in the last 26 years had fccusscd on the legislature and his con- stituency and "there is a tirr.e when we must move." Mr. Lloyd said he told provin- jCial NDP President Bev Currie ]of Swift Current three, weeks I ago that it was unlikely he would be a candidate for leader- ship at the party's rant conven- tion, where leadership automati- cally is open. He said that on Sunday he lie has been pondering "on and off since 1967, when Premier Ross Thatcher's Ijberal govern- ment was returned to office with a strengthened majority. Mr. Thatcher, rising to speak after Mr. L'.oyd, said: "1 Uank many of us on both sides of the legislature rather regret this decision. Frequently, we have not agreed with each other, but I 'have never doubted the sincerity of the leader of the Opposition. "There comes a lime when all of us have to make way for younger people. Mr. Thatcher's win ended 20 years cf rule in Saskatche- wan by the CCF, predecessor of hire is Liberals 34, NDP 25. The announcement prompted a new flurry of piesses about Hie pos- sible timing of the next provin- cial election. In theory, it could be as late as 1972. But lh-3 premier, in a state- WEATHER AND ROAD REPORT ment later outside the house, said there will be no pro- racial election before the July convention. SUPPORTS NO CANDIDATE Mr. Lloyd, at a news confer- ence, said he docs rat plan to endorse any candidate to suc- ceed him. Speculation to date has focussed on Deputy NDP Leader Allan Blakency, Regina Mayor Henry Baker, and two younger members of the legisla- ture, Roy Homanoiv, 34, and Jack Mcsser, 23. QUAL1ZATION SIGN UP FOR "PEP" AND PAY THE SAME AMOUNT EACH MONTH FOR GAS SERVICE Our PAYMENT EQUALIZATION PLAN provides a method o! paying your regu- lar monthly gas bill in equal installments during the year. Under this plan, your gas bill payments never vary. Your annual gas consumption is calculated, the total cost divided by 12, and you pay this amount each month building up a roservo in summer for tho higher bills of winter, Actual consumption is of course recorded monthly, and noted on your bill and adjustment to actual consumption is made every 12 months. It is avail- able to all customers on request. May is the month such regular payments normally are wa Invite Interested customers to contact us nan, Canadian western natural qas company limitod U Three Held In Attempted Kidnap Plot BUEXOS AIRES f AP) Ar- genfir.c police luld three men, including a policeman, ar.d sought a fo'Jrth today for OK at- tempted kidnapping of a Soviet diplomat. The diplomat, Yuri Pivovo- rov, 40-year-oM assistant chief of the Soviet embassy's com- mercial office, was reported in a "delicate but r.ot grave" con- dition with a head wound] he re- ceived the four kidnappers forced him to drive off with til cm in an embassy limousine Sunday night. Two of the kidnappers also were wounded by a police guard who emptied his automatic pis' tol into Ihe back cf the car. The po'Jce gave no details cf th? ar- resls. Trio Soviet government sent a protest r.oie charging that "a campaign of threats and black- mail" against tho embassy was under way. It expressed Ihc hope the kidnappers would be fo'ind ar.d thif diplomatic per- sequel would be properly pro- tected. Minister Juan Martin handed a reply to Soviet Am- bassador Yuri assuring him that the government would take all necessary measures to investigate tho attempted kid- napping. Safely Council Seeks Automobile Fitness Scheme CALGARY (CP) To keep unsafe vehicles off the road, the Alberta Safety Council wants new owners of used cars to show proof of mechanical fitness bcl'orc completing vehi- cle registration. In a newsletter, the council says a similar scheme in On- tario lias been successful and asks the Alberta government to enact H similar requirement. In Ontario, the number of car transfers has dropped and 'ewer older cars have appeared on dealers' lots since the scheme was started. ABOVE x ZKHfJ AT SUNRISE WEDNESDAY SUNSET Lethbridge.......3Z Pinchcr "Creek .30 Medicine Hat 30 Calgary......... 28 Coronation.......33 Edmonton....... 31 Kamloops........ 55 Penticton Prince Kupcrt 48 Vancouver....... 56 Victoria......... 59 Hegina..........20 Saskatoon....... 21 Winnipeg.........23 Thunder Bay 36 25 31 Montreal.........27 Chicago........., 40 Ottawa Toronto SYNOPSIS little change is ejpeeted for Wednesday and most Alberta areas will have cloudy weather. FORECAST Lclhbriilge, AMMne Hal- Cloudy ovcrnlglil, mixed rrta and snowshowers Wednesday lilllc change irt temperature. Winds NWJ5. Low-liigli Lefh- bridgc 35-50, Medicine Hat 20- Columbia, Koolenay Sunny becoming cloudy by Ws eve- ning. A few showers or snow- flurries overnight. Cloudy with a few sunny intervals Wednes- day. Winds light, becoming N15. Ixnv tonight and high Wednes- day at Cranbrook 30 45. Cas- tlegar 35-50. THE DUTCH-CAMADIAN COMMITTEE 1945-1970 Invites All Dutch-Canadians To A Fun-Filled Evening of FI1WS and FUND RAISING TONIGHT 8 In the New Gymnasium of the IMMAMUEL CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 602 6th Ave. N. 1E1H8RIDGE THE ROBERT MORSE CORP. LTD., is pleased to announce {he appointment of TOYOTA TRAVEL CENTRE as their exclusive dealer for CUSHMAN GOLF CARTS for Lethbridge and area. 4 models to choose from Gran Cushman Scotsman ON DISPLAY NOW! Town Fairway Champion Golfsler Available in gas or etcclric, 3 and 4 wheel models and or wilhout trailers and canopy, TOYOTA TRAVEL CENTRE totaled At General Farm Supptiei Caulls Highway Phone 327-3165 OFFICIAL AS AT A.JI. TODAY COURTESY OF AHA ROUTE SALESMEN All highways in Lclh- briilgc district arc bare and in driving condition. Ilictiway 1-Calgary to is in good winter condition with some slippery sections. Banff to Golden is mostly bare and in good condition with slippery sections. Golden (o nevelslokc highway is moslly bare with some slippery sections. Motor- ists arc advised to watch {or fallen rock and frost heaves, Tho Banff-Radium highway is mostly hare and in good con- dition. From Banff to Jasper the highway is moslly bsre, in good condition will) some slippery sections. Ttiis highway is open 24 hours daily. Crest on Sal mo highway is mostly hare, in good condition and motorists are advised to watch for fallen rock and deer on the highway. fires or chains are re- quired when travelling in any mountain area. This includes ski-resort access roads. ?ORTS OF ENTRY (Opening and Closing Coutls, 24 hours; Carway 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. MST; Chief Mountain closed. Del Donita 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kooseffile, B.C. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Kingsgalc, B.C., 2-1 hours; Porlhill-Rykcrls 8 a.m. to midnight; Pass, closed for wiater. ;